ATP Halle Day 4 Predictions Including Daniil Medvedev vs Ilya Ivashka

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Top seed Daniil Medvedev wasted little time in establishing himself as the favourite to lift the title in Halle. The world #1 dropped just five games as he dismissed David Goffin in little over an hour. His performance and world ranking earn him the headline spot in this set of ATP Halle day 4 predictions. In it we take a look at the four remaining second round matches in this tournament and who should win each of them. Fell free to leave a comment below if you have anything to add to our takes on these four matches.

ATP Halle Day 4 Predictions

Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Oscar Otte
Head-to-head:

Oscar Otte used his superior firepower well to hit his way through Miomir Kecmanovic in his first match in Halle. However, the German won’t be able to employ the same strategy against Nikoloz Basilashvili. The Georgian hits a harder ball than pretty much anyone on the ATP Tour. Anyone who thinks otherwise need only watch his last match against Andrey Rublev for reassurance. Basilashvili is streaky but it’s been ages since he won back-to-back matches. Look for that trend to end here though, as his firepower should be too much for Otte to handle.

Prediction: Basilashvili in 2 
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Roberto Bautista-Agut vs Tallon Griekspoor

Head-to-head:

Roberto Bautista-Agut benefited from Marton Fucsovics retiring to advance to the second round in Halle. However, the Spaniard was playing quality tennis and may well have won the match either way. His opponent here is Tallon Griekspoor, one of the in-form players on the ATP tour over the last 12 months. Both have games well suited to grass courts. That being said, Bautista-Agut’s forehand is a weapon Griekspoor cannot match. I expect it will proved the difference here and we should see the Spaniard in the quarterfinals when all is said on done in this match.

Predictions: Bautista-Agut in 2
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Laslo Djere vs Karen Khachanov

Head-to-head:

Karen Khachanov is the clear favourite here. The Russian played well last week at the Den Bosch Open and was emphatic in his dismissal of compatriot Aslan Karatsev in the last round. Laslo Djere benefitted from Henri Squire’s retirement to make it here and is out of his comfort zone on grass courts. Kachanov has a bigger serve and more power off the ground. As such, this match is on his racket and he will only lose if he goes for too much and racks up too many unforced errors. I don’t see that happening though, so expect to see Kachanov in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Prediction: Kachanov in 2
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Daniil Medvedev vs Ilya Ivashka

Head-to-head:

Ilya Ivashka did well to overcome Jan-Leonard Struff in three tight sets in the first round. However, the Belarusian looks to be out of his depth here. Medvedev is the world #1 and is out to prove a point after he lost the final in Hertogenbosch last week. The Russian toppled David Goffin in just over an hour and will look to be similarly dismissive here. If Ivashka serves well this could be a tighter affair, but I still expect the Russian to win relatively comfortably if he brings the same level to this encounter.

Prediction: Medvedev in 2
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